OverviewTo prioritize/throttle traffic to a low amount of bandwidth, there are a few different steps: find or create an application for the traffic, create a policy using that application, and add the policy to the Optimizer in the appropriate order.
1) Find or create application
- There are many application objects already created by default in our software in Configuration > Objects > Applications
- If there is a type of traffic which needs to be throttled which doesn't already exist, here is information to help create one: http://docs.exinda.com/ga-released/exos/7.0/help/Default.htm#cshid=config_apps_apps
- Navigate to Configuration > Optimizer > Policies
- Enter an appropriate name for the policy, i.e. 'Throttle Windows Updates'
- Select the application(s) which need to be throttled, for this example select Windows Updates
- Click the checkbox beside the Guaranteed Bandwidth, and set the burst priority, guaranteed bandwidth and burst bandwidth (can either be in Kbps or %)
- Press the Create New Policy button
3) Add the policy to the Optimizer in an appropriate order position
- Navigate to Configution > Optimizer > Optimizer
- Find the Virtual Circuit which the traffic needs to be throttled in
- At the bottom of that Virtual Circuit, select the newly created policy from the dropdown box
- To the left of the dropdown box, enter an order number - this should be a low number so the policy goes to the top of the policy tree to ensure the traffic hits the throttle policy before anything else
- Press the 'Add To (virtual circuit)' button
Now, press the Restart Required button and restart the Optimizer (not the device). To verify that the policy is working, navigate to Monitor > Real Time and press the Show Policies checkbox. Generate some of the traffic and confirm that the correct policy is being used on the Real Time monitor.